I am so grateful for long weekends! This was the first genuine break our family got since school started, and it felt wonderful! This week Lily enjoyed both story time and craft time at the library. She was thrilled to make butter, just as Johnny was thrilled with his preschool Thanksgiving-themed crafts!
Emma was a little sad that they didn’t make more Thanksgiving crafts in kindergarten, so she added some decorations to the walls surrounding our Thankful Thanksgiving Tree:
Even her dolls got improvised Thanksgiving hats:
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at my brother and sister-in-law’s house with my sister and a friend of my brother’s. The food was delicious, the company perfect, and the kids were well-entertained with large cardboard boxes, also known as the Best Toys on Earth.
We also had a Thanksgiving-themed play date at a friend’s house Wednesday afternoon, where we made fun fall-colored decorations that the kids enjoyed making, but were thoroughly crushed before I thought to take a picture of them (last night while writing this post). I think we’ll make some more Christmas-y ones to share here sometime in December. =)
Johnny and Emma built a robot version of our family together out of Lego DUPLO bricks, and Johnny especially enjoyed playing with them!
We (Mike especially) also spent a lot of time cleaning up the yard – it is finally free of leaves, and should stay that way since our neighbors finished ahead of us (sorry, neighbors!) and nearly all the leaves are off of the trees!